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INFITT – Vice-Chairman

I have been a member of an organization called INFITT from its inception around 2000. INFITT (International Forum for Information Technology in Tamil) a global, non-governmental, non-profit organization registered in California, USA. In Tamil known as “உத்தமம்” (உலகத் தகவல் தொழில்நுட்ப மன்றம்). Its main objective is to promote Tamil computing worldwide by bringing together professionals of Tamil IT, enthusiasts, Research Scholars and ordinary Tamils, so that Tamils can enjoy the benefits of all IT developments natively in Tamil environment.

Over the years I have participated in various working groups and activities of INFITT. Last year I was nominated as Chair to WG02 (Working Group 2 working on Tamil language related items with Unicode) and as Interim Vice-Chair. I am happy to write that now in 2008, we have successfully completed our elections at all levels (General Council and Executive Council) in a professional & transparent manner. I am honoured by the members for electing me unanimously to serve as their Vice-Chair for the period 2008-2009. I would like to thank all the members and Chair Dr.Kalyan for this honour through this post.

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3 Comments

  • Jayan,
    Basically our activities are mostly online where we have popular forums and working groups on various topics. Our Working Group on Unicode and Tamil Lexicon see high levels of activity. We also run an annual event "Tamil Internet" conference. In previous rounds it was conducted in Singapore, Chennai, Kuala Lumpur & Berkley (CA).

    More details about the type of programs we do can be found at INFITT.ORG.